Itaparica

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BrazilCaribbean & Coasts of the Americas

One of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil, an hour from Salvador da Bahia.

With its bungalows nestling in a colourful, tropical coconut grove, or on stilts on the river, this Brazilian vacation Resort lies alongside a secluded beach, a short ride from buzzing Salvador de Bahia. Between exhilarating moments on the flying trapeze and games of tennis, make the most of the coast to play beach volleyball. Ideal for a family break or vacation.

Nestled in the shade of a magnificent coconut grove, the 334 bungalows are located along a river which runs through the Resort. They are in Brazilian architectural style which integrates seamlessly into the Samba atmosphere.

Club

A comfortable and stylish Club Room. Decoration made from exotic woods, with beautiful natural colors, you live your vacation in peace. In the heart of the coconut groves, with a view of the gardens and the lagoon. This accommodation is also available as 2 bedroom Club.

Surface26 m² - 30 m², 280 - 323 sqft
Guests1 - 3 persons

Deluxe

The Deluxe Family room is a spacious room, consisting of a parents room of 172 square feet, a balcony of 100 sqaure feet and a childrens corner of 182 square feet.The balcony offers a splendid view of the lagoon

Surface44 m² - 52 m², 474 - 560 sqft
Guests1 - 4 persons

Our chefs push themselves to the limit and let their creative juices flow in order to cook you up unforgettable dishes. As you sit at your table and admire the impeccable table art, you will smell and taste delicious food all night long. It's safe to say that you won't go to bed hungry.

Pelourinho

With its central location, semi-open design leading into luxuriant tropical gardens, and friendly atmosphere, this restaurant provides the perfect setting for sampling international cuisine from the buffet. A selection of low-calorie dishes prepared daily by our chef and his team are also available. Smoking is permitted. Tables sit 2 to 8 people, and high chairs are available.

La Cabana

There is no better place to sample Brazilian specialties than this open-air restaurant located at the heart of a coconut grove. Tennis players will appreciate its location near the courts. Tables sit 2 to 8 people and baby high chairs are available. Brazilian cuisine is a delight with fish dishes and traditional cassava. The Cabana atmosphere puts you in the heart of Brazil.

Price includes

Included in your offer are a selection of refreshing drinks and sweet and savory snacks, so you don't have to worry about carrying your wallet around with you. Choose from a selection of sodas, cocktails with and without alcohol, water and local wines or spirits. Staff are on hand to make you a nice hot drink if you’re feeling a little chilly.

With supplement

Certain drinks are not included in your offer. VSOP, XO spirits and luxury champagne are all available. If you're in a hurry then certain Resort vending machines offer bottled and canned drinks which can also be acquired from the Club Med Boutique. A la carte wines can be found in the Resort restaurants and bars, as well as a selection of drinks from super-premium brands.

The main bar

With an ideal poolside location and a sumptuous view over the beach and sea, this spacious bar features a terrace that is both covered and open during the day, as well as an ample snack menu. By night, the bar 'goes disco' for an upbeat change of mood. Cigar humidors are available at extra cost, and smoking is permitted on the terrace.

Cabana bar

The perfect partner to our Brazilian specialty restaurant, this trendy bar serves delicious coffee and refreshing fruit juices all day long. Catch up with friends and family in a relaxed environment.

With the benefit of over 40 years' Club Med experience behind it, our Resort proposes innovative clubs for children and teenagers:

- Dedicated areas specifically designed for their needs, and equipment designed with a view to comfort and safety

- G.O®s with a passion for their job(1)

- Numerous activities for all ages: sport, creative activities and games for the different age groups

- Opening hours that allow parents to make the most of their stay, and respect the children's desires and sleeping patterns

For information: the children's clubs are open all week, except Sunday.

(1)In France, G.O®s with a BAFA (State diploma for youth group leaders) or childcare qualification, depending on the age of the children; in other countries, an equivalent local diploma or relevant experience.

included

Mini Club Med® (from age 4 to 10 years old)

We've thought of everything possible to ensure your children have a unique, adventure-packed vacation, with discovery, sports and activities for each age group.

From 9 am to 5.30 pm and from 7 pm to 9 pm, 6 days a week

included

Juniors' Club Med® (11 to 17)

Teenagers can meet up and take part in the activities that interest them most, in the company of their G.O®:

6 days out of 7

SPORTS SCHOOLS included

The largest Sports School in the world is all yours!
Exceptional sports and group lessons for all levels of skill. Beginners and experienced sportsmen enjoy state-of-the-art equipment and exclusive, fun teaching from G.O®s trained in their discipline. Indulge yourself to the extreme and discover new emotions.

  • Archery school
  • Flying Trapeze and Circus Activities
  • Tennis School
  • Sailing school

SPORTS included

  • Basketball
  • Beach volleyball
  • Football
  • Squash
  • Volley ball
  • Waterpolo
  • Aquafitness
  • Paddle tennis
  • Mini football
  • Fitness School
  • Fitness walking
  • Club Med Gym® Cardio training and Weight room
  • Stand Up Paddle
  • Beach Tennis School
  • Slackline

Well-being activities

With energy points stimulated and body and mind totally relaxed, immerse yourself in total wellness.

Discover a univers of total relaxation and the pleasures of beauty and wellness treatments.

To help you organize your Spa sessions, consult the Wellness center on the relevant Club Med Resort page.

Equipments

  • Individual treatment rooms
  • Palapas

For information:
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Brazil

Brazil in brief

- Surface area: 8,514,876 sq km

- Capital: Brasilia

- Official language: Portuguese

- Currency: the Real

- Religions: Catholicism (64.6%), Protestantism (32.2%)

Useful facts for your stay at Itaparica Club Med

Main public holidays and events in Brazil

There are numerous festivals throughout this vast country. Besides the Rio Carnival, many towns also have their own carnival.
Each town also celebrates its own “anniversary” date, and that of its patron saint.

- in January: New Year (1 January) / Nosso Senhor do Bonfim is the most important religious festival in Salvador da Bahia: a procession covers the 8 km from the Church of Nossa Senhora da Conceiçao to the Church of Bonfim in a festive ambience (from the 1st to the 2nd Sunday after Epiphany)

- in February: the Carnival of Salvador da Bahia has everybody out in the street (in February or March) / Iemanja, at Salvador da Bahia, is a long procession of boats laden with gifts for the goddess of the sea (2 February)

- in March: Good Friday and Easter Monday (March or April)

- in April: anniversary of the death of Tiradentes, martyr of Brazil’s Independence, considered a national hero (21 April)

- in May: Labour Day (1 May)

- in June: Festas Juninas, a celebration of the saints of the month (Anthony, John and Peter), in many towns throughout the country / Bumba Meu Boi, a Brazilian folk theatrical tradition of death and resurrection, featuring human and animal characters (end of June to August)

- in August: Assumption of the Virgin Mary (15 August)

- in September: Independence Day (7 September)

- in October: our Lady of Aparecida, the patron saint of Brazil (12 October)

- in November: Day of the Dead (2 November) / Anniversary of the Proclamation of the Republic in 1889 (15 November)

- in December: St Nicholas (6 December) / Christmas (25 December) / the Bom Jesus Dos Navegantes symbolises the syncretism prevalent in the state of Bahia, associating Jesus (patron saint of sailors) and Iemanja, goddess of the Sea. Thousands of people take part in a processions of boats, following the patron saint (1 January)

Brazilian culinary specialities

- Starters: Salgadinhos (assortment of savory snacks with meat, fish, etc), frango a passarinho (small pieces of chicken with garlic and black pepper, caldo de sururu (mussel soup)

- Dishes: palm oil features in practically all dishes.
Vatapa (breadcrumbs or wheat flour with shrimps, coconut milk and ginger), moqueca (tomatoes, onions, coriander, lemon and coconut milk), caruru (quiabos, shrimps, onions and dende oil), xinxim de galinha (chicken stew with dende oil)

- Desserts: quindim (a type of pudding), cocada (grated coconut cooked in caramel or sugar cane juice), goiabada cascao guava (fruit jellies)

Flora and fauna in Brazil

- Flora: partially covered by the Amazon forest, Brazil is one of the richest countries in the world in terms of biodiversity, with savannah, pampa, tropical forest and marshland

- Fauna: toucans, colibiris, pumas, jaguars, dolphins, monkeys, turtles, lizards, snakes

Shopping in Brazil <br
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- Craftwork: precious and semi-precious stones (amethyst, diamond, emerald…), ceramics, Brazilian sandals, lace doilies or table mats, Havaianas flip flops, wooden objects

- Local produce: chocolate-covered fruit jellies, guava jelly, cashew nuts, mangoes, cachaça (sugar cane liqueur)

A few useful expressions for your stay in Brazil

- Hello (in the morning): bom dia

- Hello (in the afternoon): boa tarde

- Good evening, Goodnight: boa noite

- Thankyou: obrigado (pronounced by a man), obrigada (pronounced by a woman)

- Yes / No: sim / nao

- Please: por favor

Places of interest to discover in the area surrounding Itaparica Club Med
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Make the most of your stay at Itaparica Club Med to discover the natural beauty and fascinating culture of the region.

Towns located nearby:

Bom Despacho is 12 km from Club Med

Travel time: a 15-minute drive

Mar Grande is 13 km from Club Med

Mar Grande is buzzing with activity both day and night. The town centre is very pleasant, and there is a good beach where you can enjoy a swim.

Travel time: a 15-minute drive

Itaparica is 18 km from Club Med

The capital of the state of Bahia is located in a beautiful, sheltered bay. This unique town has a very lively upper quarter, while the lower quarter is the business and commercial sector.

Travel time: 1 and a half hours by road and ferry

Nazaré is 68 km from Club Med

A typical town with houses on stilts along the river, renowned for its statue of Christ from which you have a panoramic view over the surrounding countryside

Travel time: a 45-minute drive

Vaccinations, preventative treatments against diseases...
It is essential that you check the required procedure before your departure.

Recommended vaccinations:
Polio
Tetanus
Hepatitis A and B

Vaccination against yellow fever is essential only in the Amazon region, even where there is no mandatory government requirement (at an approved centre).

Some parasitic or viral diseases are carried by mosquitoes; we recommend that you use insect repellent for your skin and clothing suitable for the tropics.

There is a risk of the major form of malaria (falciparum) which requires strict preventative measures such as chimio prophylaxis and repellents (in the Amazon region only).

A nurse is available in the Resort

Itaparica

With its bungalows nestling in a colourful, tropical coconut grove, or on stilts on the river, this Brazilian vacation Resort lies alongside a secluded beach, a short ride from buzzing Salvador de Bahia. Between exhilarating moments on the flying trapeze and games of tennis, make the most of the coast to play beach volleyball. Ideal for a family break or vacation.
  • Discovering your bungalow, in the shade of 33 hectares of coconut palms, or on stilts along the river bank
  • Sunbathing on a sheltered beach, protected by a coral reef
  • Living to the sound of the samba and the Bahia drums
  • Great games of tennis on one of the Resort's 8 courts, or fun on the flying trapeze
Trip Advisor award: Certificate of Excellence 2016

Practical information

KM 13 NAZARE, CONCEICAO
VERA CRUZ BAHIA CEP.44 470-000
State of Bahia - Itaparica Brazil
Salvador International Airport
120 minutes

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